The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Elton Wells, 89
Born: Saturday, May 02, 1925
Died: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Charles Mills Jr., 90
Born: Friday, October 19, 1923
Died: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norman A. Dixon, 85
Born: Friday, April 05, 1929
Died: Monday, August 25, 2014

Patricia "Patty" Duncan, 53
Born: Friday, March 17, 1961
Died: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gerda McFarland, 90
Born: Thursday, May 22, 1924
Died: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Upcoming Events

Aug 31Public Tram Tour August
Aug 31Public Tram Tour Aug
Sep 02Tuesday Summer Family Night
Sep 03Public Tram Tour September
Sep 06September Weekend Walkabout
Sep 073rd Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K
Sep 09Tuesday Summer Family Night
Sep 13 - Sep 13Lantern Lighting Ceremony
Sep 16Grief to Peace - SPRING GROVE CEMETERY
Sep 16Tuesday Summer Family Night